Disaster Preparedness And Management

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In this state of the art course we will be discussing personal and organization-based preparedness for disasters and large-scale public emergencies. This course will provide participants with a heightened awareness and understanding of the natural and man-made hazards that create disaster events. Each topic in the course is presented by a leader and subject matter expert, allowing participants to learn from  some of the most highly-recognized stakeholders in disaster preparedness. Course content is designed to assist participants in acquiring cutting-edge, evidence-based disaster knowledge and skills in order to respond in a timely and appropriate manner and  ultimately to increase surge capacity.

In this four-day course, participants will acquire foundational knowledge of natural and man-made disasters and new strategies for increasing surge capacity. Utilizing course exercises, case studies, and discussions,  participants will have the opportunity to identify strategies and expert practices in Disaster Management.


  • Basic Foundational Concepts of Disaster Preparedness
  • Incident Command System and Leadership at the Unit Level
  • Disaster Communication and Situational Awareness
  • Organization Preparedness Overview
  • Creating Surge Capacity (Lifeboat Ethics)
  • Disaster and Mass Casualty Triage
  • Workforce Readiness and Willingness to Respond
  • Disaster Drills
  • Terrorism, Bomb Threats, and Other Internal Threats
  • Burn Casualty Management
  • Bomb and Blast Injury Management
  • Chemical Emergencies
  • Radiation Emergency Management
  • Responding to Radiation Events
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Planning for Natural Disasters
  • Activation of the EOC in Response to Natural Disasters
  • Morbidity and Mortality Related to Natural Disasters

25 New Chardon St – Boston – Massachusetts 02114 – Unites States of America

E-mail: info@amihm.org